Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building. If you are an entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans, or an existing worker coop looking for a refresher, this training is for you!
Food and drinks provided!
Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more -- including resources and information on:
- What is a worker-owned business?
- What are advantages of forming a cooperative business?
- How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
- What are the steps and tax benefits for selling your business to your employees?
- How do you raise money for a cooperative?
- What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
- How does employment laws effect worker coops?
At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual for paying attendees! You can also download it for free prior to the event here.
The event will include breakout groups where you can dive deeper into cooperative conversions, speak with worker members, talk with San Diego Health Department staff about navigating their licensing requirements, speak with cooperative attorneys, and more! We would like to thank Ellen Liversidge, the Che Cafe, & People's Organic Food Cooperative for sponsoring this workshop.
$5 - $25 Donation Requested_
If you would like to donate in person or receive our training as a gift, please RSVP with Ricardo by emailing [email protected]!
No one turned away for lack of funds!
Please help us spread the word! Share this page to your social networks and download the flyer for this workshop here! Co-presented with the Democracy at Work Institute & the Law Office of Andrea M. Carter!
We are looking for volunteers to support this workshop. If you are interested in attending and would like to volunteer, please email [email protected]!
1000 Scholars Dr S
La Jolla, CA 92093
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